Chips are cashing in for Beach Harvest
THE Willetts family of Julatten had a big start to the year with their Beach Harvest coconut chip products.
First they won the massmarket Delicious magazine’s food product award for the state of Queensland.
It was the first time Beach Harvest had entered its products – in this case, the plain and the vanilla coconut chips – in the category called Called From the Earth.
“I’m looking now to see what other food competitions we could enter,” co-owner Casey Willetts said. “It gets a lot of publicity. “I hope it gets us a bit of prestige, because I’d love to place our products with an airline. like a snack in the business clas. Awards give you that bit of clout to perhaps give you more appeal to with the people who make those decisions.”
Earlier this year, near Easter, a producer from the nationally aired Living Room TV show contacted Beach Harvest. Presenters Chris and Miguel from the show were travelling along the East Coast.
“They asked if we could do a harvest and Chris and Miguel could help us. They asked to meet us at the caravan park at Wonga Peak.”
Beach Harvest obliged by collecting a few coconuts, but mostly without TV star help
They used the sweet chilli product and the plain coconut sprinkles in their recipe for a recipe segment. The episode is due to air next month.